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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by HowDeadly, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. HowDeadly

    HowDeadly Minimal Tinkerer
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    #1 HowDeadly, Dec 27, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2017
    Hello everyone. The names Alvin. IG & nickname HowDeadly. I signed up on this forum because I started getting interest in small builds quite sometime now but still undecided on a cases for my new build. Project Orthrus totally caught my eye on since is totally something different similar to a regular mid-tower but just smaller. It was really time for me for upgrade since my old build is about to somewhat retire but hanging on. So here's my current old build:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R Midtower
    CPU: Intel i5-2500k (Base: 3.3 GHz, Boosted to 3.7GHz, Possible max Boost 4.7 GHz)<- never tried and never will or else!:\
    Motherboard: Asrock z77 Extreme4
    Memory: 4x4GB Corsair Vengence 1600 MHz
    Cooling System: Coolermaster Masterliquid lite 120 (previous- ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm Heatsink)

    PSU: Corsair TX850W
    Storage: WD black 1TB

    Boot: Corsair S128 SSD
    GPU: EVGA GTX 950ti (Previous- EVGA GTX 465)

    My plan was totally going to extreme level with watercooling but still undecided on picking a motherboard either ITX or MaTX. Asrock or Asus. My setup was going to be Galax HOF full white with Project Orthrus repainted/powdercoated white, but i know alot of people say Galax is a rip off but I really like there gpu board white. Still totally not a confirm idea yet so I'm still making plans.

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    softvaperknight Minimal Tinkerer

  3. Necere

    Necere King of Cable Management
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Cardinal rules of building an SFF system: plan the build around the case, and do your research. The Orthrus isn't designed for open-cooler cards, and the Galax HOF cards are way too big (in every dimension) for it anyway. You can't approach this like an ATX build - you really have to check that everything will fit ahead of time.
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  4. HowDeadly

    HowDeadly Minimal Tinkerer
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    Thank you for the opinions and idea. But yes I do couple of research and limits on the case and making sure most of the stuff can fit. I'm just waiting for LukeD to finalize the case, specs, and compatibility.